No need to take your succulent to get a pedi; she's already in style with her red painted toenails! She's a cutie with her fuzzy leaves and grows up to 15-20 inches tall and wide. Get even more excited when she shows off her bell-shaped orange flowers during the summer. She's not a diva on maintenance. Give her bright, indirect light or morning dappled sun. Water her when she's dry, and she'll stay cute enough to pet!
Easy for beginners
Toxic if ingested
With just the rig...
With just the right amount of bright light, the teeth of the "paws" will turn a tint of red on the tips!
Great For People Who…
Great for people who are on the go and need low maintenance plants
Great for people who love flowering plants
Great for people who love to share plants with their friends
Great for people who like fun projects
Great For Spaces That…
Great for space with room for a grouping of plants
Great for spaces with bright indirect light
Great for spaces that have need lush decor
Great for spaces that need a pop of color
Cotyledon tomentosa Care Guide
Give this plant early morning light in a dappled sunny spot and avoid afternoon scorching sun. Watch its leaves for burning if over exposed. Indoors, give him a indirect, bright window with some shade in the afternoon.
Let this plant dry out completely between waterings.
This succulent can stand low humidity levels.
This plant doesn't like temps below 50°F. Bring indoors and place near a sunny window during the winter months.
In hotter climates, give it early morning light and afternoon shade to keep its leaves from burning. Indoors, keep it in bright, indirect light near a window.
Fertilize monthly with an organic fertilizer for cacti and succulents.
When receiving the Bear's Paw plant, do not repot immediately but wait at least 6-12 months. Repot in the spring, using a 2" bigger pot to keep the roots drier. (Too big of a pot could cause the soil to dry slower, which is not helpful.) Use a succulent soilless potting mix with perlite to help with drainage. Place a piece of screening at the bottom of the container over the drainage hole to secure the soil and allow it to drain.
Water your plant in the old pot before transferring over and let it sit for an hour.
Add cacti and succulent soil to the bottom to elevate the root ball. Lift the plant and release the roots against the existing planter. Use a clean knife or garden trowel to wedge between the pot and the soil to loosen.
Inspect the roots, notice any dead or rotting roots and trim them off with sterile pruners.
Ensure the plant is sitting about 1 inch below the edge of the pot to avoid water spillage. Add more soil and backfill around the sides by tamping down. Fill up to the soil line but not over.
Water thoroughly, leaving the soil damp but not soggy. If settling occurs, add more soil.
To remove debris on the leaves, take a small makeup brush and remove any debris off its hairy leaves. Avoid dropping water on the leaves when watering.
To propagate, prune a small stem and let it heal (dry over the wound for several days).
Remove leaves on 1/3 of the bottom half of the stem with pruners. (Do not tear off.)
Dip the roots' ends into rooting hormone gel and place into the moist cacti and succulent potting soil mix and tamp down around the stem to secure it. Use a 2-3 inch container deep enough for the roots to grow.
Set it in bright, indirect sunlight while rooting, and mist the soil (not the leaves) while the roots establish.
After 4-6 weeks, roots will begin to form. You can tug onto the stem to ensure the roots establish after new growth begins.
Transplant to the garden after the roots are mature.